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As outlined by the NBME, the Subject Exams are designed to provide institutions with effective evaluation tools and useful examinee performance data that can be compared with a large representative group of examinees at the same stage of training.
According to the NBME Clinical Science: OBGYN content outline, the following topics are covered on the exam:
As outlined in the NBME Guide to the Subject Examination Program, the following question formats will be on the exam:
Application of Knowledge
This exam will have an increased emphasis on the application of knowledge instead of the recall of isolated facts.
Questions are framed in the context of clinical vignettes.
This is the most widely used MCQ format. Each question is comprised of a focused item stem (e.g., a clinical vignette) and a lead-in question, followed by a series of options with one correct answer for each item.
Extended Matching (R-type)
These questions are organized into sets that use one list of options for all items in the set. Examinees must select one best answer.
During the later years of Medical School, clinical clerkship exams are given to ascertain readiness in certain areas such as Obstetrics and Gynecology. OBGYN is a module that is required by many programs that participate in NBME testing.
We suggest using BoardVitals OBGYN Board Review Questions in conjunction with Blueprints and Case Files.
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